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Today's News

  • Bruins pull away from Carroll

    HILLSVILLE –– When Blacksburg seized the momentum, there was no giving it back.

    The Bruins used significant runs in all three sets Thursday night to sweep Carroll County 25-17, 25-22, 25-16 in a River Ridge District match.

  • Defense falters for Devils, Cavs

     BEN HUR –– Grayson County enjoyed far and away its most successful night rushing the football this season, but the Blue Devils were unable to keep Lee High out of the end zone and dropped a 43-28 nonconference decision Friday at Five Star Stadium.

    Will Peters spotted Grayson County (0-5) an early 6-0 lead with a 14-yard touchdown run but the Generals (5-0) came back with four unanswered touchdowns by the early stages of the second half.

  • Spartans outslug Galax

    Galax came out of its corner and punched Giles squarely in the nose by scoring 23 points in the first quarter, and the Maroon Tide had put up more points by halftime – 30 – than the Spartans have allowed in a game all season. But Giles hasn’t won 20 consecutive outings, one of them a state title game, by having a glass jaw.

  • Officer injured in domestic assault arrest

    A Galax man is charged with assaulting a police officer after an altercation Thursday in which Galax Officer Tyler Houk suffered a broken bone in his leg.

    Charged is Clifford Jackson Parsons, 36, whom police said allegedly resisted while being taken into custody as he was being placed into a police vehicle.

    Police said Houk was injured in the altercation and transported to Twin County Regional Hospital by Galax-Grayson EMS, where it was discovered he had suffered a broken leg.

  • Program promotes worker wellness

    Employee medical emergencies and illness always have a negative impact on businesses — lost time, absent workers, cost of treatment — but what can employers do to help minimize or prevent medical and healthcare problems?

    At the Twin County Regional Chamber Breakfast on Sept. 9, hosted by Twin County Regional Healthcare, it appears that the answer is quite a bit, in the form of WellnessWorks, a complimentary employee health program offered by TCRH.

  • IDA seeks Woodlawn School proposals

    WOODLAWN – The Carroll County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has voted to seek proposals for the future use of the closed Woodlawn School.

    At the Sept. 9 meeting, after considerable discussion, IDA member Larry Chambers made the motion to issue a request for proposals for the re-development of the property, with the exclusion of the gymnasium and the ball fields. The vote was unanimous.

    The request for proposals will be published in local and daily newspapers that serve the area. No date has been set as to when proposals will be due.

  • Local BBQ team tastes success

    Mother Nature was unforgiving during Chateau Morrisette’s Second Annual Black Dog BBQ Festival last month, but that didn’t stop the Front Porch BBQ Team from breaking into the local circuit with a win for its first group competition.

    During the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) competition, the rain stopped for no brisket, whole hog or butt. Competitors were wet and miserable, but everyone was determined to serve a nice meal for the judges.

  • No dream too big for Sumner

    Carmen Sumner, formerly of Galax, has become a big name in Lincolnton, N.C. Sumner’s formal title reads “Administrative Support Specialist and Receptionist” at City Hall. But she is known by many as the eyes and ears of the city.

  • Teen struck by car remains in coma

    Trinity Williams, a Galax teen who was struck by a vehicle on Virginia 94 (Scenic Road) in Fries on Sept. 27, was still in critical condition at Roanoke’s Carilion Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, after surgery was performed to counter the damage she sustained in the accident.

    “Things don’t look good right now. The doctors have dropped Trinity’s survival rate to 5 percent,” said Cheyenne Williams, Trinity’s sister, in an update on their fundraiser site, Prayers for Trinity, on Tuesday.

  • Voter registration deadline is Oct. 14

    Oct. 14 is deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 election.

    Virginians may apply to register to vote at a local registrar’s office or online at www.elections.virginia.gov. Or, customers may apply to register at Department of Motor Vehicles customer service offices.

    To apply online, eligible citizens must provide their Virginia DMV customer identifier number, displayed on DMV issued identification cards or driver’s licenses.